All You’ll Need to Build Your Steel Garage Kit: Your Toolbox + These 4 Tools

Posted on November 3, 2016

Building your garage from a steel kit can save you thousands and requires little prior experience or advanced skill. Worldwide Steel Buildings designs structures a contractor would be proud of, but so easy to assemble that a weekend warrior can do the job.

In fact, the average DIYer will need only what they have in their toolbox plus these four extra tools.

ladder for steel building1. Extension Ladder

Consumer reports offers this handy buying guide for extension ladders. They recommend:

  • Buy the right ladder for the job.
  • Choose the right height for your project.
  • Test it out. Take a moment and climb it. Three steps up and it should not bend, tilt or “walk.” Familiarize yourself with the mechanisms used to lock and adjust the ladder.

 

steel building snips2. Tin Snips

Quality tin snips can cut into metal as easily as scissors cut paper. The longer blades make it easy to cut straight leaving a smooth edge. If you don’t already have a pair, make sure you get tin snips designed for the gauge metal supplied in the garage kit.

 

 

3. Screw Gunfastening-screw

A screw gun takes a lot of the time and effort out of adding the fasteners to your building. Screw guns are similar to power drills, but the nose holds onto screws and makes your job a lot easier.

 

 

metal cutter for building4. Metal Cutting Blade

These are blades that are made from specially hardened steel. Their precision design means they consistently deliver accurate cuts on even the toughest materials, like steel. They are engineered to dampen noise and lessen vibration, making cutting metal a dream.

 

 

Toolbox Basics

In case you are wondering, and we know you are, the following is what we expect the average DIYer to have in their toolbox:

  • Screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • Socket
  • Ratchet
  • Wrench
  • Level & Plumb Bob
  • Drill
  • Tri-Square
  • Shovel
  • Vice Grips

Don’t worry – if you’re missing any of the tools mentioned, you can find them at your local hardware store.

Steel Building DIY Instructions Most of all, Worldwide Steel Buildings wants you to breeze right through the construction process, so we’ve put together DIY instructions that’ll walk you through it!

Click on the guide to the right to download your own instructions.